“The Great Dempsey”
“A champion is someone who's ready when the gong rings- not just before, not just after- but when it rings.” This quote represents Jack Dempsey because he was always prepared and worked very hard to earn world titles many times. He was a very good boxer who proved himself multiple times by defeating people that doubted him. Dempsey had huge disadvantages because of his height and weight. He was very small to be fighting in the heavyweight division only weighing at 187 pounds and his height being 6’1” but he still managed to win using his quickness to win. Jack Dempsey was one of the best boxers of all time (‘Jack Dempsey Biography”).
Dempsey was born on June 24, 1895, he worked as a farmer, miner, and cowboy at …show more content…
Floyd Mayweather was a light weight champion only three times and Dempsey was the world champion 5 times within 6 years fighting men of all sizes. Everyone loved Mayweather making it easier for him than Dempsey because he just had to tough it through with very little support and was still very successful (“Floyd Mayweather Biography”). Roberto Duran was very fast with his moves in boxing just like Dempsey was. Rumor has it that Duran would beg out of fights by saying “no mas” over and over if he thought he couldn't win but he says that he never said those words. In fights Dempsey would never back out of a fight when he got there, He only ran when he was around 16 from men that he would come across when he was working (“Roberto Duran Biography”). Muhammad Ali was one of the boxers that if he lost one match he would continue a losing streak. It started out with him losing to Frazier and Ken Norton back to back, then soon after he lost his title to Leon Spinks. Muhammad Ali lost to Trevor Berbick and then retired. Jack Dempsey would have never just given up just because he lost (“Muhammad Ali Biography”) (“Jack Dempsey
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Jack Dempsey was like the Babe Ruth of boxing. He owned the 1920’s. He earned his first million dollar gate in 1921, after he defended his world title against George Carpentier. He was known for his heavy right hand, being strengthened while he was a miner in Colorado. It is said that he used to chew pine gum to strengthen his
George Foreman is the former world heavyweight champion of the world. He started his life on the street fights to poverty. He trained himself with the help of Doc Broaddus to be a world renown boxer. He is known for his epic fights with ace fighters like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton and a bunch of other names. George Edward Foreman, a retired American boxer, was born on January 10, 1949, in Marshall,Texas.
Jackie was born in the year 1919. Jackie didn't grow up as a wealthy kid but he got by. After high school he joined the U.S Army and got court-martialed for refusing to move to the back of the bus. After the army he went to college to UCLA. He was the only one to ever to letter in all Four sports ( baseball, football, basketball, and track ) , but he stood out most in the sport everyone know him for, Baseball.
In conclusion, Sugar Ray Robinson is undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers of all time. Robinson's style and skill in the ring revolutionized the sport and inspired future generations of boxers. His exceptional footwork, speed, and power made him almost unbeatable in his prime. Robinson's career spanned over two decades, during which he won numerous titles and fought some of the best boxers of his time. Robinson's legacy extends beyond his boxing accomplishments.
Jack Johnson boxes his way to the heavyweight world championships. This highly anticipated fight was against opponent Tommy Burns. Tommy Burns was the reigning champion and favored winner by most gamblers. During the fight Johnson ``dominated the fight for thirteen rounds, punching the overmatched white boxer at will until police stopped the match and saved the bloody and battered Burns the indignity of being knocked out.” (Jack Johnson Biography).
Jackie’s career consisted of many obstacles and barriers that he had to jump over, through his childhood times, his come up being a MLB player, and finally his time of becoming a hall of famer but he found a way to battle through them. In this biography, it not only proves how strong Jackie was for standing up for himself and his color, it shows how time can change everything, also how one man can change anything. Jackie fighting his battles of being not the richest kid on the block to becoming inducted, as stated before, he became the “Jackie Robinson” we all know
He had to go through a lot to get what he wanted in the end. Jackie Robinson was given the opportunity to play professional baseball and be the first African American to play in the big leagues. He wanted to play because he liked it and he saw this an opportunity to help other African Americans gain more freedom and to be treated more fairly. Even if he didn’t win the baseball game he would still be showing people that he was good and could control his temper in hard situations. He thought that would show everyone else that he isn’t different than any of them and he should be treated the same way they treat each other.
Sports Magazine featured Robinson as the most significant athlete of that quarter century (Schutz 157). Many things can be learned from the awe-inspiring man that Jackie Robinson was. There is the obvious lesson to never give up and to follow your dreams, no matter what obstacles are placed in front of you . The deeper lesson, however, is to fight hard for what you believe in and never accept intolerance of any kind, be it race or religion. At first, Jackie was just another black man who was subject to racism; but, he fought that with every ounce of energy he had.
At the time he won these awards, aboriginals where still classified as second class citizens, getting treated like they deserved nothing. Growing up as an Aboriginal was very hard on his boxing career as he was given no support by anyone except
Muhammad Ali was a very influential person in the civil rights movement. He paved the way for equal rights in sports because he endured the hatred professionally. If he did not accept the discrimination in the manner that he did, then the sports would have rejected all colored people because they were perceived as temperamental fighters who couldn’t hold their anger in. As a result of his actions, the U.S. has improved much of their segregation laws and now has equality all over. During the times of Civil Rights, he did not know that he was making such an impact; he just wanted to be equal as every other person and he wanted to make sure others were being treated right as well.
“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows… It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it… Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life” said Rocky. A world class boxer in the movie Rocky. One day he was talking to his son about boxing and gave a speech that went down in history.
There is no doubt that Mohammad Ali is a great hero and beloved figure in American life. He was a person who faced America’s segregated society and while aiming to become the greatest boxer of all time. This book was set at a time where the people of colored were segregated from the white. During that time boxing was a very popular source of entertainment. The book King of the world talks about some of the pivotal figures of the 1960s.
Jackie Robinson was determined to play baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He faced many forms of racism. He was yelled at by other teams, threatened by people, and yelled at by crowds. He was determined to play, so he continued to play, even though he faced this. I was determined to get all A’s, and even though I struggled sometimes, I was determined, just like Jackie Robinson was.